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KNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INSTALL PV IN NICARAGUA

Submitted by Abbi Chable, Knight High School

A happy crew following completion of the installation of the PV system.

Ten students from Knight High school, part of the Antelope Valley Union High School District, participated with Grid Alternatives to travel on a service trip to Nicaragua and install off grid solar on remote village schools as part of their high school solar training program. After completing training on site at the school and on local homes in California (also with Grid Alternatives), the first group of six students traveled to Agua Fria, Esteli, Nicaragua in April 2015, followed by four more students who traveled to Totumblita, Matagalpa, Nicaragua in July 2015. Read More →

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GREEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY (GETA) AT LAGUNA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Submitted by Dante Rodriguez, Laguna Creek High School

Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, California (suburban Sacramento) has created a Green Energy Technology Academy (GETA) that allows students in all years to participate in a variety of special Solar projects. These range from projects that benefit the school to solar projects that have provided benefits in 23 foreign countries to projects that have won the team international recognition.

GETA students, alongside professionals, have helped their academy convert to solar by mounting solar panels to the roof of the GETA classroom. The smart choice of using green energy will not only save the school money but also help reduce its carbon footprint. This GETA project will be able to produce clean energy for years to come while at the same time promote its green energy concepts. Read More →

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CALSEIA Executive Director Welcomes California Solar

By Bernadette Del Chiaro – Executive Director, California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)

I am pleased to welcome CaliforniaSolar.

CaliforniaSolar is unique in its combination of news reports with quantitative data and in-depth reports and studies of use to researchers and analysts. I appreciate the efforts of CALSEIA member company Stanford Transportation Group for backing this effort. Read More →

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